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What have you found to be the best cameras for imaging?
We currently have a Nikon D7200 that we purchased for taking general photos with, but I understand that the Canon cameras tend to have more abilities when interfaced with software.

Currently I have BackYard NIKON Premium Edition for use with the D7200 and the Surface Book I'll be taking with me.
 
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The more reading I have done the more I'm finding that the Canon seems to be the more popular camera for use. It has to do with the fact that the internal lense filter is easier to remove and the API for use with different software packages seems to allow that camera more capabilities - like locking the mirror up - that the Nikon does not allow.
 

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I had a T3 (1100D) paid 50 bucks for it 'cause the flash didn't work. It is said this was the best DSLR for AP as the noise was minimal. I then got an ATIK Infinity OSC. Needed poriitory capture software at that time. Was using APT for scope and guide control. Then a buddy lent me a QHY OSC, ummmm it didn't work well at all. Then on to a ZWO ASI533MC Pro and finally a ZWO ASI183MM Pro.

I was longing for a higher end Atik, but availability and cost were issues. The Atik (through exploring extensively) has a issue, Star bloat. So far the best stars I've ever shot were with the Canon DSLR. The 533 is a good OSC but is extrememly sensitive to stray light. The 183 has terrible Amp Glow, but can be dealt with in stacking with Dark frames. The high end ZWO cooled Cameras are nice BUT pricey.

WIth the way the world is presently if you need a new camera you better go at it, manufacturing, supply chain, trade issues, transportation are all coming to a head.
 

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WIth the way the world is presently if you need a new camera you better go at it, manufacturing, supply chain, trade issues, transportation are all coming to a head.
That's why I went ahead and grabbed a ASI585MC and also the ASI533MM Pro with an 8 position filter wheel. I've noticed that much of this stuff goes on back-order regularly. I've got an ASI 290MM that I use for the guide scope, and a cheap QHY5L-II that I got for the Celestron and was playing with (it will be a backup guide scope camera now unless I tie the 290MM into another scope).
 
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